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by ELB
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: General Legislative Discussions
Topic: Straus has a challenger
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Straus has a challenger

In recent weeks, more than 50 Texas Republican Party county committees have approved resolutions expressing a lack of confidence in Straus and a desire to see the House Republican Caucus replace him in the next session.


I did not know that.
by ELB
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: General Legislative Discussions
Topic: Straus has a challenger
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Straus has a challenger

Working on a link. On my phone, pain to do links.

ETA
Chuck Lindell (@chucklindell)
9/22/17, 16:28
House Speaker Joe Straus gets an opponent, GOP Rep. Phil King.
Here's his statement:
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by ELB
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Armed good Samaritan stopped Hike-and-Bike trail sex assault, affidavit says
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: Armed good Samaritan stopped Hike-and-Bike trail sex assault, affidavit says

... At the same time we see the politically crippled police completely miss (or deliberately distract from) the obvious by advising runners to carry flashlights and not listen to iPods on the trail, while conspicuously neglecting to advise them to do the only thing that actually helps in these situ...
by ELB
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Armed good Samaritan stopped Hike-and-Bike trail sex assault, affidavit says
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: Armed good Samaritan stopped Hike-and-Bike trail sex assault, affidavit says

Emphasis added:

The affidavit said he put his hand over her mouth and repeatedly said, "shh, it's me baby, it's me" as she tried to scream and use a whistle to call for help.


ETA:
I wonder Chief Acevedo would care to comment...?
by ELB
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Parents of robber claims good Samaritan used excessive force
Replies: 19
Views: 601

Re: Parents of robber claims good Samaritan used excessive force

I think it's just (immature) parents blowing off steam because they can't really accept the fact that their little precious boy is a thug. It's a variation on "He's a good boy", "This is not the boy we know", "He was just turning his life around" etc.
by ELB
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Self-Defense Reports
Topic: Mrs. VolTexan...Part 1
Replies: 18
Views: 603

Re: Mrs. VolTexan...Part 1

A close run thing indeed! Well done!
by ELB
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: .50 cal with integral silencer, no tax stamp, no FFL...
Replies: 2
Views: 222

.50 cal with integral silencer, no tax stamp, no FFL...

Order it directly from Silencerco: https://www.store.silencerco.com/products/maxim-50?variant=37950952529 It's a muzzle loader. ;-) For the first time since the National Firearms Act (NFA) was created in 1934, civilians can enjoy suppressed shooting in all 50 states with SilencerCo's latest innovati...
by ELB
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Woman Beheaded in Oklahoma
Replies: 63
Views: 2849

Re: Woman Beheaded in Oklahoma

The subject of the OP, Alton Nolen, is on trial now: 'He wouldn't stop,' survivor of beheading attempt tells jury The reporter put in this awkward sentence: She was saved when the company's then-chief operating officer, Mark Vaughan, interrupted the attack, according to testimony Monday. If you didn...
by ELB
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: CITY: 2 GUNMEN KILLED OUTSIDE MUHAMMAD CARTOON CONTEST
Replies: 187
Views: 8125

Re: CITY: 2 GUNMEN KILLED OUTSIDE MUHAMMAD CARTOON CONTEST

allisji wrote:
C-dub wrote: ...
I don't know about the case that you're referring to, ...


Probably this one: viewtopic.php?f=108&t=45407&p=552682&hilit=oklahoma+pharmacy#p552682
by ELB
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Close call over the weekend...
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: Close call over the weekend...

Add pepper spray and a cane to your daily carry stuff, and keep calling the cops and apartment management.
by ELB
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Glad I was Carrying
Replies: 15
Views: 661

Re: Glad I was Carrying

I think putting distance between them and you was an excellent choice. Like the other poster said, calling after you got to a safe place would have been prudent, but dealing with the situation at hand and making yourself safe takes precedence over calling the police.
by ELB
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: MD: Feds Indict All But One of Baltimore Gun Trace Task Force
Replies: 7
Views: 311

MD: Feds Indict All But One of Baltimore Gun Trace Task Force

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ci-clewell-gun-task-force-20170905-story.html?platform=hootsuite This is a few months old, but I just ran across it. Eight cops indicted on various racketeering charges including robbery, overtime fraud, filing false paperwork. Two civilians also...
by ELB
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Self-Defense Reports
Topic: CA: Gramps gets tired of police messing around, throws trespasser off roof
Replies: 4
Views: 305

CA: Gramps gets tired of police messing around, throws trespasser off roof

http://ktla.com/2017/09/13/video-man-jumping-rooftops-in-la-puente-is-thrown-off-one-by-83-year-old-resident-after-nearly-5-hour-long-police-standoff/ Some guy fleeing police ended up on 83 year old man's roof. Police negotiated with man for five hours. Old man got tired of this, climbed up on roof,...
by ELB
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Army coe
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: Army coe

From the website of the legal eagle pursuing the case for the plaintiffs: https://www.mountainstateslegal.org/cases/all-cases/morris-v.-u.s.-army-corps-of-engineers#.Wbmm_ORe6Uk On March 3, 2017, on the eve of oral arguments before the Ninth Circuit in Seattle, federal lawyers filed an emergency mot...

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